Exclusive Interview: Megan Park on The Secret Life of the American Teenager Finale

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Will Grace let loose on tonight's summer finale of The Secret Life of the American Teenager? Are Jack and Grace over for good?

We asked these questions and more to Grace herself (Megan Park) in an exclusive interview, excerpts from which are posted below...

Will Grace finally let loose on the finale?
You’ll definitely get a big hint as to what’s going to come next season. I would say the next season, when we start back in January, is when Grace really starts to let loose a lot more and some pretty dramatic things happen in her life, that’s for sure.

Megan Park as Grace

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Are Jack and Grace completely over?
No. I don’t think it’s the end for them. I think there’s just such a history, and that’s what explored in what we’re filming now, and it’ll come out next year. There’s always going to be something there with them, and I feel like no matter who they’re with, they’re always comparing them to what they had, and nothing for them has compared so far. Their paths begin to cross again very soon.

Are you Team Ricky/Amy?
I have mixed emotions on that. I think that it would be interesting to see them give it a try. They’ve never really done the full-on family thing with John and given it a try. I think Amy is going to find somebody else that’s probably better suited, they’re the ones everyone has been dying to see get together. I think it’s going to be difficult for Amy to make it work, though. It’s work itself out. Even if they did get together, it would take a lot of work to make it a happy situation.

Ricky has been a great father, though.
That’s been the one thing that’s pretty continuous since the baby was born. He’s been really dedicated. He hasn’t really done anything to mess that up so far and Amy went to New York, it was hard for him but he took over. He only continues to become a better father, which I really like about the character. Amy is really lucky to have that, for sure.

Tell me about your Lifetime movie, The Perfect Teacher (airing September 12).
It’s super intense. It’s this story about this girl named Devon, who I play, and she’s your average teenage girl, but she’s really troubled. She comes from a really interesting family background. Her mom passed when she was young and it’s just her and her dad. She becomes madly obsessed with her teacher, who’s played by David Charvay, and it’s not your normal teenage schoolgirl crush, she takes it one step further and ends up really throwing him for a loop and ending up in every aspect of his life. Getting involved with his child and his ex-wife and all of these things, and she really causes a lot of damage, to herself and to his life. She doesn’t know when to stop.

Anything else in the works?
I just finished filming a movie in Utah. It’s called Guns, Girls & Gambling, and it’s a feature that will come out next year. It’s also starring Gary Oldman, Christina Slater, Dane Cook, and Sam Trammell (True Blood). It’s the funniest script, so well written. It has twists and turns and keeps you on your toes. Having Gary Oldman and Dane Cook in the same scene is just so funny. It was the most amazing experience to work with all of those actors, and I learned so much. We just finished it, so it should be out sometime next year.

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I think before next season they need to come up with some real issues to deal with. All this season was about was sex. Even my kids have commented and they are getting disinterested in the show because all they talk about is sex. Every few minutes. Get some new issues or you are doomed. Just letting you know from a moms point of view. And four teenagers that started out really interested. Just getting boring.

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Can't wait to see next season, and the new movies.

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Great interview! Can't wait to see your evil side in the perfect teacher ... you've been soo good as Grace although I'm starting to see some cracks in the veneer :)